I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse with my Hubby Joe, work full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit, have a small Craft Business on the side and I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!


" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

" IF YOU DON'T DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, YOU'RE A FOOL! "
Joan Rivers


My One Little Word for 2014 is ME!!
Please click HERE to read about why I chose this word!!


PLEASE CLICK HERE to read Why I Returned to Blogging after a Break.....


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Suspect Still At Large

If you have noticed, I have been posting about this on my Facebook site and on Google +.

You may have seen it on the National News Sites.

2 local State Troopers were ambushed while leaving their Barracks at change of shift.  One was killed and one was wounded.  Both live only a 15-20 minute drive from our home.

This was a senseless act and the Shooter is still at large with a Nation wide Man Hunt including the FBI taking place.

Please watch this video and if by some chance, you can provide any information on this situation, there is a $75,000 Reward for Information from PA Crime Stoppers.

The slain officer leaves behind a wife, who is a nurse and 2 young sons......



I will soon be posting my Fall Front Porch so I hope you will come back to visit!!

Hugs,
Deb

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall & Halloween Wreaths...Getting Ready for a Craft Fair!!


I am a Vendor at a Craft Fair on September 13 and I have made some Fall  Wreaths for it......




Halloween Wreaths.....

I really like this one....

This will be the first time I am participating in this Craft Fair which is at my Sister's Church.  I decided to do it as a vendor because it is in a different area and I get to do some Fall things.  The vendor fee was only $30 and that included a table so I thought I would give it a shot.......

 I did make some other Halloween Crafts but I will share them with you when I share the photos from the Craft Fair!!

Wish me luck.........

After this Craft Fair, I can finally start my Fall Decorating!!

I am linking up to these parties:

SATURDAY
Best of the Weekend Party
 The Creative Collection Link Party
  Serenity  Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
 Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop

SUNDAY
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Inspire Me Monday 


  TUESDAY
 Show and Share Party
Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
Fall into Fall Party
 Project Parade Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Worthwhile Wednesdays 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
Whatever Goes Wednesday 
 Wow Me Wednesday
  Before and After Party
  Wednesdays Adorned From Above Linky Party

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Create it Thursday 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 Thursday Sweet Haute Share Linky Party
Weekend Retreat Linky Party

 FRIDAY
The Creative Exchange
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
  Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
  Let's Get Real Friday Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Flaunt It Fridays

  What To Do Weekends
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Friday's Five Features Party 
Craft Frenzy Friday 
Creativity Unleashed Link Party 
  Inspiration Gallery Link Party
Fabulous Fridays 
Friday Favorites
 The Party Bunch

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11.....

 Remembering 9/11...........
 Let us take a minute to remember all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

 I am sure we all remember what we were doing when we first heard of this horrific attack on the United States.

 It is hard to believe that 13 years have passed since that tragic day, as it seems like only yesterday.

 I live within a 2 hour drive of NYC and yes, there were some local people who worked in the Trade Center Towers who lost their lives. Our prayers are with the families of all of those that were directly affected that day.

I have the privilege of being able to tell you that I actually visited the World Trade Center and ate at Windows of the World , the restaurant on the top floor of one of the Towers.
When I graduated from Nursing School, a Diploma School, not a College, my entire class went on a trip to NYC. We saw Grease on Broadway and then had dinner at the World Trade Center.
  For a 20 year old girl who had never traveled farther than the Jersey Shore, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I will NEVER forget it!
We will NEVER forget those that were lost to us that day and our prayers are always for them and their
families.

Let us PRAY that nothing like this will ever happen again on American Soil.......

Deb

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cabinet and Curio Lightin with Puck Lights!!!

You may remember in my last 2 posts, I shared my 2 "new" Curios that were my Neighbor's.

Click HERE and HERE if you missed those posts......

Today, I want to show you how they look lit up in the Evening........
This is the larger of the 2 and it sits in the corner of my Dining Room where a large and not so pretty stereo system once stood.......
I am definitely liking this much better than the Stereo!!!
The Curio had a light in the top section but not one in the bottom section.......
This is the top section......




 Joe found these at Lowes.....
PUCK LIGHTS!!!!!

 Can I just tell you that these are one of the best things he has ever bought????????

They come with 3 batteries in each one and double sided sticky pads to adhere them to any surface.

I will talk about this a bit later in the post.....

They are $14.00 for the pack of 3!

Here is the bottom part of the Curio now that it is lit....




Okay, here is the 2nd Curio all lit up.........
This is the smaller of the 2 and it did not have a light in it so I added one of the puck lights...
 Can't you just imagine how this would look without a light???????
The top of the Curio......
Inside the Curio.....



I bought 3 packs of these lights after Joe bought the first pack and I fell in love with them .

I bought a few other things so I was able to use a $10 off a $50 purchase coupon for them........
I added them to Joe's Grandmother's Hutch in our Living Room.......

Before.......
 After, all lit up...............
 I have always wanted to light this Hutch up and these lights allowed me to do that!!



I am thrilled with how it looks lit in the Evening!!
And here is the China Cupboard in the Den.......
In the Evening........





And I also used 2 of them under my Kitchen cabinets.......

 And I even used one in my Computer Armoire!!
 With the puck light on......
 I don't have the keyboard included in the picture but it shines down on that too so it makes it easy to see what I am doing!!
 Now I have had trouble with 2 of them sticking in place.  So what I did is put a dab of E6000 to hold them in place and it worked beautifully.
 You can still twist off the bottom part to change the batteries when need be......

I highly recommend this product and NO, I am not receiving any reimbursement from the Company that manufactures this product or from Lowes!!

I hope you will come back to visit when I share some of the Fall and Halloween wreaths that I have made for a Craft Fair that I am doing this coming weekend.....
Speaking of Fall, WHAT is it with Blogland already having Fall Linky parties when it isn't even Fall yet????

Sheesh!

Fall officially starts on September 22 @ 10:29 pm, a little over 2 weeks away!!!  It was almost 90 degrees here last week...... Summer is not over yet!!!

Talk about rushing through the  Seasons and Holidays @ lightning speed!!!!!!  At least wait for one Season to be over with!!!

I will start my Fall decorating sometime next week........

One other thing.....

Whether you liked her or not, Joan Rivers was a Pioneer and blazed a Trail for many women.
Not only in Comedy but in Fashion and in Business, She was a Trail Blazer. But most of all she was a Mother and a Grandmother......

In a recent interview with ABC's David Muir, Joan said.........

 " If you don't do what you want to do, you're a fool! "

Words all of us should learn from!!
I am linking up to these parties:

 WEDNESDAY
Vintage Inspiration Party
Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Sizzle into Summer Party
 Project Parade Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Worthwhile Wednesdays 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
Whatever Goes Wednesday 
 Wow Me Wednesday
  Before and After Party
   Wednesdays Adorned From Above Linky Party

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Create it Thursday 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 Thursday Sweet Haute Share Linky Party
Weekend Retreat Linky Party

 FRIDAY
The Creative Exchange
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
  Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
  Let's Get Real Friday Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Flaunt It Fridays
  What To Do Weekends
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Craft Frenzy Friday 
Creativity Unleashed Link Party 
  Inspiration Gallery Link Party
Fertilizer Friday 
Fabulous Fridays 
Friday Favorites
 The Party Bunch

SATURDAY
Best of the Weekend Party
 The Creative Collection Link Party
Pink Saturday
  Serenity  Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
 Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop

  SUNDAY
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Share It Sunday
Link It or Lump It Sunday
Sundays at Home
 Sunday Brunch Party
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

MONDAY
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Inspire Me Monday 
  Blue Monday

  TUESDAY
 Show and Share Party
Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie


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